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because there you have someone -- chris christie who appealed to the middle but alienated the tea party base. his numbers with the tea party republicans is actually gotten worse over the past six months. that is a predicament the republican party finds itself in. good news, they have lots of time before 2016. >> they have lots of time but we know time flies and we're looking at and we'll talk more about chris christie and his strategy if he plans to run for president, with tea party republicans have seen a significant drop. even when the president was in new jersey, he was seen with chris christie and not in a one on one with the democrat running against him. >> absolutely. one of the starkest thing you look at the contest here in virginia, the amount of support mcauliffe has gotten from establishment democrats and president and clintons, where in new jersey, everybody in the democratic side has stopped and not weighed in. even the spokesman had a hard time saying whether or not he supported the new jersey democrat for the race. certainly i think everybody expects chris christie to win.
administration. meantime, in new jersey, chris christie is seeking to take a page from george w. bush's playbook and emerge as an even stronger 2016 presidential candidate. governor christie aiming for the widest republican margin of victory since tom keen won 69% of the vote back in 1985. and another long-term trend could be broken tomorrow. since virginia and new jersey vote together, it would be the first time, that the two states have elected governors from different parties since 1985. a lot of history there. joining me now, nbc news senior political editor mark murray and also senior washington correspondent for politico. i'll start with you mark. let's first talk about virginia. as i said, a 30-year trend seems to be on its way to being broken. >> well, right, of course the marquis contest is the gubernatorial race where terry mccalliffe is in the driver's seat. may be the closest contest will be the state attorney general's race between mark herring and mark o ben shane, the polling we've seen on attorney generals race is a little tougher. the polling we've seen it is very close. democra
dianne feinstein. >>> also, are the 2016 battle lines being drawn? chris christie may be heading for a big win that could boost his white house chances as an influential center. it falls on hillary clinton to launch her own run. >>> and four years after political opposition fueled his plans to try them in new york city, attorney general eric holder says they would be on death row right now. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now, we're learning much more about the bloody shooting rampage at los angeles airport that sent panicked passengers fleeing for their lives, left a tsa officer dead and three more victims wounded. now there's a brand new push by the union that represents tsa officers to give them law enforcement status, in other words, guns and arrest powers to protect themselves and the public. meantime, the suspect, who allegedly targeted the tsa, remains in critical condition. cnn's stephanie elam has been piecing together the details of what happened, an incident that might have potentially been prevented. what are you learning? >> reporter: well
the country in new jersey where voters head to the polls, governor chris christie will win reelection. the latest quinnipiac poll has him up over two to one over barba barbara buono. christie and his supporters hope to show the republican party how to win an election. we caught up with governor cristy on the campaign trail over the weekend and asked him what will likely be his victory speech on tuesday. >> sounds like you're planning for a message beyond new jersey. is that a fair assessment? >> i'm not planning for it. i think it's inevitable. people look at elections and they try to discern about what they mean at that moment and what they mean for the future. i think that what people will see is so unusual for what our party has created in the last couple of years that invariably people will draw from us. >> is the margin necessary to lay a future for your career? >> i don't think so. barack obama won the state by 17 points a year ago. the fact that you're talking to a republican about margin rather than can you win or. >> really good thing to have. >> at this stage you look at chr
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, how the romney campaign may have tried to sabotage a chris christie presidential run for 2016. someone dumped their private vetting of christie into the laps or onto the laps of authors, the authors of "double down." that's coming up next. >>> also what election results could tell us. running as a moderate in new jersey while ken cuccinelli is expected to go down bad in purple virginia. will the right learn its lesson or decide cuccinelli wasn't right wing enough. >>> and even with all the problems of the health care rollout, you want the guys giving health care or the one who isn't even trying. the republican plan is no plan at all. >>> and ann colter says it's not the right that's pushing the birther notion. it's someone else. this is "hardball," the place for politics. so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned
mark halperin and john heilemann. some of the most consequential reporting was on chris christie. who was a v.p. candidate for the romney team. it did not go well. quote, the list of questions beth myers who was heting the search had for christie and his team were extensive and troubling. trenton's response was, in effect, why do we need to give you that piece of information? myers told her team we have to assume if they're not answering it's because the answer is bad. surveying the sum and substance of what the team was finding, ted newton told his colleagues if christie had been in the nomination fight against us we would have destroyed him. he wouldn't be able to vote for governor again. john heilemann joins me now along with howard fineman. congratulations, john. first i've got to deliver this funny quote you have in the book from senator john mccain on why he endorsed mitt romney and not rick santorum. quote, remember this forever, the choice in the republican party has come down to the dog on roof guy or the man on dog guy? i'm with the dog on roof guy. you can't beat that stuff
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, was bullish on governor chris christie. >> i had no conversations with governor romney about the vice presidency. we didn't talk about it. he didn't bring it up. >> reporter: romney of course ultimately went with congressman paul ryan but romney continues to talk up the new jersey governor, just yesterday saying this. >> there's a long list of very capable people but chris christie stands out as one of the very strongest lights in the republican party. >> reporter: not everyone in the romney campaign was so enamored and stunningly, one aide leaked to the authors of "double down" personal vetting information, including concerns regarding christie's health. a shocking breach of protocol in what is supposed to be a very discreet process. >> i have a great relationship with the romneys and the campaign, and it's all just, you know, trying to make sure they sell as many books as possible. >> reporter: these are the kind of details that those in the political world are most surprised by, not whatever outstanding follow-up questions that the romney vetters may have had about christie but the
. plus, chris christie is shacking it up. >> that's not a witch! that's an insult! >> but next i'm taking your questions. "ask ed live" just ahead. stay with us. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] when it comes to doing what you love, more is better. that's why we designed the all-new nissan versa note, with more technology, to get you into, and out of, tight spots. and more space so that you always have your favorite stuff. and, just for good measure, an incredibly efficient 40 mpg highway. so that when you're doing more, you're spending less. the all-new nissan versa note. your door to more. now get a $139 per month lease on a 2014 nissan versa note. ♪ utopia, new developments in the you're watching "the ed show" on the day we rescued riley was a truly amazing day. he was a matted mess in a small cage. so that was our first task, was getting him to wellness. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found
in support of mcauliffe. and over in new jersey, chris christie is barn storming the state in these final 48 hours before election day. kelly o'donnell is on the trail with governor christie and he tells her he's less concerned about winning than he is by how much. >> no republican in this state has gotten 50% plus one since george bush. so we're going for 50 percent plus one. anything boabove that is a message. >> on the phone is kelly o'donnell. kelly, very good afternoon to you. what's the energy like so far on the trail and from the conversations that you've had with governor christie? >> good afternoon. there is excitement when governor christie is going from event to event and we've been watching him now for a couple of days. to y you do get the sense people are excited to see him. everyone wants their photo taken with him. so there is good energy. and in talking with voters, democrats even like him. he's a well-known national figure. they seem excited about that. we've encountered some critics of the governor and they have occasionally shouted out at him as we're along the trail, that
. in new jersey, chris christie cruising toward re-election over his democratic challenger. a big win tomorrow will only add to all the fodder that christie has his eye on the white house come 2016. >>> in today's impact your world, actor jeff bridges tackles childhood hunger in america. his stated goal is no kid hungry. >> hi, i'm jeff bridges. and we can make an impact on ending childhood hunger here in america. according to the usda, we currently have over 60 million children struggling with hunger, one in five of our kids. any of you kids see "surf's up"? >> we think one of the most important things we can do to end childhood hunger is to have universal breakfast in school. another thing that is very important is there are summer meal programs available to kids. no kid hungry is about making people aware of the programs in the state. ♪ some times in our lives >> it affects me in a person way thinking about what that would feel like if i wasn't able to provide for my kids. but also, even in a patriotic way, we can't compete with the rest of our world if our kids aren't in good sh
but chris christie, his boost from that response to superstorm sandy still resonates. like the skilled politician he is, he's leveraging it. he is playing on his reputation as an all-business take no prisoners problem solver. on the an verse of stormy. chris christie's response to last year's disaster, when he was seemingly at every damaged boardwalk, every flooded basement, side-by-side with the democratic president, enhanced his political image immeasurably. >> this showed not only was he a fighter, was he tough and tell the truth, but he can work with somebody and can work with somebody across the aisle. >> that reassurance to victims government was working for them still resonates strongly after the government shutdown. >> there are a lot of people now looking at washington as dysfunctional. will is a lot of people looking at washington as not being focused on big solutions. and i think the proceed fail he has built in the time since sandy as governor is one focus order big problems and focused on providing solutions. >> reporter: the kevin madden was a top adviser to mitt romney's
in the primaries. >> could it be him against chris christie? >> it probably will be. >> who will prevail? >> if it's the primary voters who vote every time, i think it will be ted cruz. chris christie may already be toast because during hurricane sandy, he put his hand over president blankestein. he's suspect. he's from the northeast and once in awhile said things that make sense. so, i mean. >> instantly ruled out. >> he could be ruled out already. >> what would he say about america if ted cruz won the presidency. >> overseas? >> yeah, what would it mean for america and america's reputation, do you think? >> we don't know until -- if he became president who it would mean. the republicans are the masters of the are you kidding me candidate. you know, when ronald reagan first ran people are like are you kidding me? ronald reagan, the guy is getting into politics? dan quail is are you kidding me? george w. bush when he first ran people thought it was his father. sarah palin, they have no shame. so i'm not surprised it's going to be ted cruz, better than rick santorum. that's what i'll say about that
advisers were considering replacing him. another revelation mitt romney considered chris christie as his vice president candidate before deciding on paul iran. >>> a big i told you so with more americans dropped by their insurance carriers because of obama care. republicans have been quick to point out they predicted this exact scenario back in 2010 even before that when the president was making a lot of promises that so far have not panned out. chief congressional correspondent dana bash has more. >> the gentleman from ohio, mr. boehner. >> reporter: march 2010 then minority leader john boehner came to the floor. he issued this warning. >> look at this bill! ask yourself do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have that you can keep it? no, you can't. >> reporter: it's just one example of a republican effort before the health care bill became law of the land to push back on this presidential sales pitch. >> if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. no one will take it away no matter what. >> reporter: that was the su
claiming its store personnel were not involved. >> star ledger new jersey governor chris christie is getting a boost from former basketball star shaquille o'neal. he appears in a 30 second commercial explaining his support for the governor. he mentions christie's commitment to education and refers to him as a great man. the election is set for november 5th. >> didn't see that one coming. the "new york times" a new study finds children are returning to mobile devices more often than after. children have started using smartphones and kindles. they are using devices earlier. the study found 70% of children now have a tablet device of their own. >> i was in the apple store this weekend. i was there for eight hours. >> how was that for you? >> not fun. they had this little table with little ball chairs around it and there were 2-year-olds, and there were four tables like that and parents just hanging around, letting their kids being obsessed with the ipad and going like this. they were little kid. >> yes. >> they were whizes on the ipad. since i was waiting for hours i got to watch tha
more crowded. chris christie, paul ryan, rand paul, jeb bush, marco rubio and ted cruz among the favorites of republican voters. but it's the new jersey governor, just one day out from his likely re-election getting all the buzz. especially since his campaign seems to be as much about 2016 as the garden state. >> it sounted like you're planning for a message beyond new jersey. >> i'm not planning for it. i think if's inevitable. i can walk and chew gum at the same time. >> reporter: but a new book on the 2012 election out this week claims mitt romney cross the chris christie off his potential running mates for failing to disclose a number of issues, including his health. >> he provided his health records to us. his health is very solid and very good. there's not an issue there. chris could easily become our nominee and save our party and help get the nation on the right track again. they don't come better than chris christie. >> and christie seems to be answering some of those questions about his health as well. he is sort of finishing up a very grueling 90-stop campaign swin
. >>> plus the gop's chris christie problem. one year after sandy, he's not letting republicans get away with their refusal to help storm victims. >>> but first, turned out dick cheney does believe in recycling. recycling his old talking points on iraq. that's next. it's a growing trend in business: do more with less with less energy. hp is helping ups do just that. soon, the world's most intelligent servers, designed by hp, will give ups over twice the performance, using forty percent less energy. multiply that across over a thousand locations, and they'll provide the same benefit to the environment as over 60,000 trees. that's a trend we can all get behind. >>> dick cheney seems to be everywhere these days. he's selling a book, he's hyping his daughter's senate race, and of course he's trotting out his same old talking points about the invasion of iraq. >> my concern was then and it remains today that the biggest threat we face is the possibility of terrorist groups like al qaeda equipped with weapons of mass destruction with nukes, bugs, or gas. that was the threat after 9/11. and whe
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. if it's true, this book says chris christie didn't want republicans, mitt romney, mainly, campaigning in his home state of new jersey, which i thought was very strange and not a good sign to party insiders. >> that's nothing that i heard before. >> right. also, this name game that they played, this fish name game, where they had nick nape names each of the contenders. i think it makes christie's advisers look really childish. i mean romney's i should say. >> i'm calling bs on this book. they were, they were this far from reality on "game change." if you listen to sarah palin and what not, they were terrible, it wasn't accurate. there's nothing here. why are we listening to holman and -- >> halperin. >> i think they're trying to sell a few books, get on "morning joe" and pat themselves on the back. >> what is "morning joe," something in the morning? is it about coffee? oh, okay, that's interesting. in college, it was sex act actually. if you want to figure out who leaked the information for a book, this is such an easy thing, find out in the leak who is described well. dan pfeiffer is
. >> big endorsement for chris christie in his bid for a second term as new jersey governor from former nba star and garden state native, shaq. >> i don't endorse many politicians, but chris christie is different. he's working with me to bring jobs back to our cities and on a new program to help kids in tough neighborhoods get ahead. >> you folks are full of opinions on today's must read. our facebook question is what's the coolest song ever sung? mark sherman posted "deacon blues" by steely dan. anything by steely dan is cool. samantha thomas picked "unchained melody" by the righteous brothers. it's on our facebook page so let us know what you think. that's going to do it for this hour of "jansing & co." thomas roberts is up next and i'll see you back here tomorrow. ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. of their type 2 diabetes with non-insuli
of attention in virginia. >> hey, fred. chris christie. he's one of the biggest names in the republican party. the polls indicate the tough-talking new jersey governor will easily win re-election over democratic state senator. christie's chris cross across the state. he's thinking of running for president in 2016. but he says it won't distract from his day job. >> i can deal with this job and deal with my future. that's exactly what i will do. the re-election campaign is a likely bid for the white house. keep an eye out for how large a victory he scores in new jersey. >>> across the hudson river, polls provide another landslide with democratic bill deblasio ahead 40 points in the race for the mayor of the nation's biggest city. deblasio, new york's public advocate is running on a progressive platform. >> after 12 years of mayor bloomberg, it's time for a new change in in town. >> there hadn't been a democratic mayor in almost 20 years. the battle for virginia governor is the closest of the major contest this year. >>> with low turn out expected, both campaigns are bringing in top-end surrogat
of these early investments don't pay off. >> let's turn to new jersey, where you are, a voter, james, and chris christie the republican governor looks like he's going to coast to re-election. but there's an interesting ballot initiative that would embed, raise the minimum wage and embed future minimum wage increases into the constitution. >> right. into the state constitution. it's knocking the state minimum wage up above about a point above the federal one going to about 8.5%, or excuse me $8.25 an hour i should say. this is really, when you look at young people, and their struggle to find work in new jersey, this is about the last thing we need. the -- our state has a higher unemployment rate than any other our anybodies, pennsylvania, new york, delaware, and really high, above the national average. so now you're taking that group of people that wants to come into the workforce, that want skills, that wants to show they can do a job, and you're making it that much harder for small businesses to hire them. >> steve, let's turn to virginia. which i believe is your state. and you've got that gov
in the campaign of chris christie. >> i don't endorse many politicians, but chris christie is different. he's working with me to bring jobs back to the cities. >> that's shaquille o'neal in a new christie campaign ad, praising the governor's jobs and education programs, and calls him, quote, a great man. christie is widely expected to win a second term. >>> just ahead, we'll follow up on a huge issue in new jersey -- recoveriers exactly a year after superstorm sandy. did you know that if you enroll in a medicare part d plan where walmart is a preferred pharmacy, you could save up to 80% on your co-pays over other pharmacies? this could lower your prescription co-pays to as low as a dollar so you can enjoy the things that really matter. and now that we're a preferred pharmacy for many national plans, it's never been easier to save. choose any plan where walmart is a preferred pharmacy provider by logging on to walmart.com/rxplans now through december 7th. save money. live better. walmart. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insura
of the charity who has been struggling to secure new grants she didn't realize it prepared so much. >> chris christie gets his tallest endorsement in the campaign, shaquille o'neal. >> i don't endorse many politicians. but he's different. he's, woulding with bring jobs back to our cities and with a new program to help tough neighborhoods get ahead. governor crist tee provided more school choices for parents. >> o'neil is a new ark native and has arrested cyst thristie state initiatives in the past. he doesn't normal glit involved in politics. >> pothottie induced memor it starts with people lying to impress a good looking potential partner. whether it was egg ago rati-- exaggerating a high school sports or love of shakespeare the more they lie the more they believe the lie making it hard to remember the truth. >> she was a smiling face on the obama care. why we may not know who she is. >> a man impaled a marlon after it pro telled th pelled himself their boat. terminator starring arnold schwarzenegger was the number one movie in america. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] with five perfectly s
, i like him in doses. and mitt romney dropped chris christie from his vp short list after he failed to fully answer questions about his background and his health. now, no one knows whether the publisher deliberately laeaked hot book like that, but it won't hurt sales. >> what do you believe? do you believe the report on replacing or possibly replacing vice president biden? sent me a tweet. >> we have polling information tonight on perhaps the biggest race in next tuesday's elections. emerson college has democrat terry mcauliffe leading ken cuccinelli by just two points in the virginia governor's race. newport university has a poll, and the spread in that is seven. the real clear politics average of all polls is almost eight in that race. we'll have complete coverage on election day. the president has invested millions of your dollars into solar. we'll tell you in one case what you have to show for it. >>> speaking of big money, you'll be appalled to learn what some federal workers are doing while you're paying them overtime. "the grapevine" is next. >>> now, some press from the poli
about it. >> also in the book, romney was considering chris christie for vice president and should have. >> the campaign ruled him out due to unanswered questions about his background and health. there were several questions. they tried to get information about it. >> double down. >> also, this is the most remarkable part of the book. president obama, we know he has disdain. he's a social guy. he has disdain for -- >> he has disdain for hypocrisy and grubbiness. >> it's not just republicans he doesn't like to hang out with. he tried to set up a golf game with bill clinton. they don't finish 18 holes. >> can you imagine the talking. >> the disgust. i can only handle him in small places. i would love to golf with that guy. >> of course you would, joe. >> what do you think about the arkansas game? >> you are so great, joe. i don't know mr. president, how's my hair? you would love spending time with him. i can take him in doses. >> like five minute doses. >> oh, come on. mr. president, don't listen to her. >> mr. president, you do tend to overwhelm the conversation. >> no, no. i love that.
will see a more moderate governor of nurnlgs chris christie in a blue state, rack up a pretty big victory. he is saying it is inevitable, people will start thinking of running for president 2016. on the flipside, democrats are having a republican governor after two democratic governors. virginia is now in the second tier of key presidential battleground, right below ohio and florida, a key swing state. everyone will study the demographics for lessons headed in 2016. democrats would like to get that governor's office back as they go forward. if you have chris christie win in new jersey, ken cuccinelli lose in virginia, a lot of people will say the tea party candidate cuccinelli took beating and the guy that sometimes sticks in the eye of the tea party won big. >> there is a message to be learned there. the president was if virginia campaigning for terry mcauliffe the democratic candidate this weekend. he said the outcome will say a lot for virginia's future and about the country's future. but i do wonder if that is necessarily the case. because both parties will not be picking the presiden
halloween. it's the halloween they missed out on last year because of the storm. new jersey governor chris christie plans to get in the spooky spirit this year. listen to what he revealed to matt lauer on the "today" show. >> most important question, what's your costume? >> it's funny, matt, this year, i'm actually going as savannah guthrie. i don't understand why but i'm actually going as savannah guthrie this year. it's going to be interesting. >> take it from a guy who has dressed as a lady a couple of times on halloween, that's going to stick with you, governor. i can tell you. >> i understand that. but i figure if i pick savannah, i will endear myself to the people of the state because they love her here. >> i don't vote in new jersey, just so you know. i know election day is soon. >> savannah, don't worry about that. there's seven days left. we can work that out. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart
governor chris christie -- praising president obama's response to the storm. here he is. >> i'm sure that while the national election is obviously very important, that the people of new jersey at this moment would really be unhappy with me if they thought for a second i was occupying my time thinking about how i was going to get people to vote a week from today. so i don't give a damn about election day, it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that, so do the people of the state of new jersey. let the politicians who are on the ballot worry about election day, it's not my problem. >> peter king, a congressman from new york. congressman you're noted for figuring things outs for ireland or people of this country. let's talk about what we agree on. i have to admit guilt, i was never aware until i went up there under during duress. i actually saw what was happening out there on staten island. they're not resort areas. they happen to be beach but it's where people live, getting hit after getting hit by other factors in their life. they didn't ha
on tuesday, chris christie versus barbara buono. even though this week he admitted publicly he will not promise to actually serve out his term as governor. so his closing argument now is effectively, elect me even though i don't totally want the job and i can't say i won't quit half way through. still, though, the governor was up by 33 points in the most recent poll. the one interesting thing to watch in new jersey is if that big margin holds on election day, what are the down ballot consequences be of that in the state? new jersey democrats have an eight-seat majority in the senate. republicans are hoping that if christie wins big on tuesday that might have pro-republican consequences down the ballot in the state senate to whittle away at the democrats' majority. the senate is also the thing in washington state where a race for one specific senate seat is turning out to be fascinatingly expensive. republicans right now in washington control the state senate but it's really close and their control is only possible thanks to a couple of people crossing party lines to caucus with
governor chris christie who said it would, quote, jeopardize the economic recovery. and if you didn't think it was hairy enough out there, november is being coined mo-voember men grow a mustache as part of an effort to raise money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. bars and restaurants offer it special deals to raise deals. go online to find out more and register. >>> and that's this week's fyi. >>> coming up, i'll preview the conversation with a national leader whose secret to secret is discipline, disruption and dark chocolate. >> so understand that this is the republican party, you know, i used to say, oh, the tea party hijacked the name republican. no. they now dominate. it's -- it used to be the tail is wagging the dog. well if that's still the case, this dog's got a mighty big tail. this is the quicksilver cash back card from capital one. it's not the "fumbling around with rotating categories" card. it's not the "getting blindsided by limits" card. it's the no-game-playing, no-earning-limit-having, deep-bomb-throwing, give-me-the-ball-and-i'll-take- it-to-the-house, cas
are concerned chris christie is independent. obviously he's not, he's a republican. they are searching for a voice. not a question of, i don't want republicans, i don't want democrats, i don't want business as usual. >> that's what they are saying. >> joe manchin fits that bill and tom coburn. they are looking for people with enough courage to say yeah go ahead primary me. this is what i believe and i'm going to vote to get the government back in business. it's not just independent politics and policies, it's an independence from all the power centers in washington. >> jeremy, is this the beginning of purple nation where in reality 90% of americans are a wardrobe of issues when we don't necessarily all line up in the same place and this is the kind of road map if you're running for president whether i'm a democrat or republican, it is a mosaic and not black and white. >> that's a good point. purple nation probably in terms of national polls and national elections but in congress especially in the house of representatives, it's not because of gerry mandering. we talk about these polls a
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